PROGRAM & PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Assist organizations in planning and managing their projects, and accelerating project implementation.

Our Services Include:
  • Project proposal development;
  • Project team coordination;
  • Project scheduling/tracking;
  • Action plan development/implementation.

REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS

Angeles National Forest Restoration Project
Client: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
Year of Completion: 2021

KJ Peterson Consulting provided project management services to NFWF in support of the Angeles National Forest Wildfires Restoration Grant Program - a comprehensive effort to restore the watersheds and ecosystems affected by the Copper (2002), Ranch (2007), and Sayre (2008) wildfires. Project management tasks included developing project proposals, bid estimates, contracts, project schedules, and grant agreements; tracking costs and deliverables; reviewing and editing NEPA documents; and coordinating the work of multiple project leaders and grantees.

Powerhouse Fire Restoration Project Management and Facilitation
Client: USDA Forest Service, Angeles National Forest (ANF)
Year of Completion: 2021

KJ Peterson Consulting provided project management and facilitation services in support of the Angeles National Forest Powerhouse Restoration Program. Project management and facilitation tasks included facilitating effective BOD (Board of Director) meetings; and providing a full range of project coordination services including project scheduling and project status updates to Forest Service leaders; serving as the point person for Powerhouse related information; maintaining project records; and collaborating with partners, POCs, and BOD members to initiate, develop, implement, and conclude projects.

Angeles National Forest OHV Management Plan
Client: USDA Forest Service, Angeles National Forest (ANF)
Year of Completion: 2019

KJ Peterson Consulting provided professional services to the Angeles National Forest as an interdisciplinary team leader for off highway vehicle (OHV) planning. Project management tasks included overseeing this interdisciplinary planning project on National Forest System Lands; facilitating effective interdisciplinary team meetings; preparing a draft and final Management Plan and Proposed Action; project scheduling and project status updates to Forest Service leaders; and interacting with the public in completion of these products.

Copper Fire Restoration Project Management
Client: USDA Forest Service, Angeles National Forest (ANF)
Year of Completion: 2016

The USDA Forest Service hired KJ Peterson Consulting to serve as senior project manager in the planning and implementation of the 20,000-acre Copper Fire restoration strategy. Fifteen projects totaling $28-million were planned and implemented to restore aquatic species and habitat, native vegetation, and sustainable recreation opportunities damaged by the fire and post-fire flooding. Project management tasks included coordinating with the ANF external partners and internal program points of contact across many programs (Recreation, Fuels, Fire Suppression, Wildlife, Botany, Engineering/Roads); providing monthly status updates to ANF leaders; partnership outreach and agreement development; and financial tracking assistance to ANF Budget personnel. 

Volunteer and Partnership Program Coordination
Client(s): NorthStar Technology Corp/USDA Forest Service, Angeles National Forest (ANF)
Year of Completion: 2014

The USDA Forest Service relies on dedicated volunteers and partners to help serve the millions of annual visitors to the Angeles National Forest and care for its valuable natural resources. Following the devastating Station Fire in 2009, an unprecedented upsurge of new volunteers came to the Forest to help with the fire recovery effort. KJ Peterson Consulting was hired under NorthStar Technology Corps subcontracts spanning 4 years to develop a Forest-wide program to coordinate and maximize the contributions of the many new volunteers and partners. The company unified Forest-wide policies for managing volunteers across three ranger districts, coordinated volunteer projects with other Forest programs and priority projects, designed a web-based recruitment system and volunteer project directory, brought consistency to volunteer application/agreement processes, and developed a virtual volunteer training program. At the conclusion of our subcontracts, annual volunteer hours had increased by 74%, from 43 to 75 thousand hours, valued at $1.7 million.